‘It’s all about the team.’ Hear from a leader both on and off the field.

Working in audit with Deloitte, and captaining the Cork Ladies Football Team, Ciara O’Sullivan talks about balancing your work with your passion. When did you start playing football and how did you end up on the Cork team? I started playing football with my club Mourneabbey when I was under 8 and when I was 11 I went for Cork under 14 trials. I was … Continue reading ‘It’s all about the team.’ Hear from a leader both on and off the field.

What design can help your graduate recruitment display stand out from the crowd?

Cathy O’Donohoe of Pluto, official partners of gradireland, has compiled some tips on why your need to make you display truly stand out and represent something that can align with the values of the graduates you are seeking to attract.  Every exhibitor recruiting at a graduate recruitment fair has a ‘cut-through’ challenge. How does your corporate brand resonate in a room full of graduates, with dozens of … Continue reading What design can help your graduate recruitment display stand out from the crowd?

What makes a good personal statement?

The Personal Statement is a vital part of the application process if you’re interested in pursuing postgraduate study. Students should not underestimate the importance of getting it right.Careers advisor and expert Roisin Traynor has some timely advice.      So what makes a good personal statement? From my experience, someone who shows genuine interest, has some work experience and can discuss and show proof of research such as a reading … Continue reading What makes a good personal statement?

Teaching abroad: Broaden your horizons and use travel to inspire your career

Caimin Browne writes about the benefits of thinking outside the box when it comes to your teaching career, and why teaching overseas on a Meddeas teaching programme can be such a rewarding and enriching experience. Why did you take the step of coming to Spain with Meddeas? I was finishing my degree (Saint Patrick’s College-DCU) in Ireland and I had limited options here. I wanted to do … Continue reading Teaching abroad: Broaden your horizons and use travel to inspire your career

Meet an Assistant Trader Intern with SIG

Caitríona Lonergan is a third year Actuarial and Financial Studies student in UCD who spent her summer participating in the 10-week Assistant Trader Internship with Susquehanna International Group (SIG). We caught up with Caitríona to find out what working in SIG is really like. How did you find out about SIG? SIG sponsors the Actuarial Society in UCD, which I am a member of, so … Continue reading Meet an Assistant Trader Intern with SIG

My career in finance with Crowe Horwath

Trainee chartered accountant Jamie Ashworth gives us insight into his choice to pursue a career in finance with Crowe Horwath Could you provide us with a summary of how you became interested in a career in the financial sector? The financial sector represents the heartbeat of business and commerce worldwide. I have always had an aptitude for numbers and accountancy in particular so the financial … Continue reading My career in finance with Crowe Horwath

My graduate career with Lidl

Lidl’s approach to the training and development of graduates is training from the ground up and it is this approach which has led to my successful career in Lidl. At the beginning my programme I received a detailed training plan which outlined what the next 18 months were going to look like for me. Graduates start as store assistants and progress through every level in … Continue reading My graduate career with Lidl

A career in the travel retail industry

My name is Róisín. I am a Graduate Process Improvement Executive at ARI (Aer Rianta International), part of the daa group. I studied Global Business and Spanish at DCU. As part of the course I spent two years studying and working in Spain and carried out two internships during the four years. I am passionate about working in a global, dynamic and innovative environment so … Continue reading A career in the travel retail industry

Top 5 tips for a successful video application

Are you noticing more employers are moving away from traditional application methods and moving more towards video as part of their recruitment process? At the Jameson International Graduate Programme we introduced video applications to our recruitment process in 2010 and we’ve never looked back! If you’re not sure where to start with your video, here are our top tips so that you can complete the application … Continue reading Top 5 tips for a successful video application

My graduate experience with PwC

Following my penultimate year on Erasmus, I decided to undertake an internship in order to help to choose my future career path. From the first contact I had with PwC (heading into a phone interview from Belgium I didn’t know what to expect) the genuine friendliness and approachability of the people is what has always and continues to stand out. For me, the quality of … Continue reading My graduate experience with PwC